by Lyle Smith

Kingston Digital Now shipping UV500 SSDs

Kingston Digital is now shipping their UV500 line of SSD products, which is available in three different form factors (2.5″, M.2 2280, mSATA) to accommodate a wide range of client systems. UV500 is also the company’s first 3D NAND-enabled SSD with full-disk encryption. Featuring Marvell’s 88SS1074 controller and 3D NAND Flash, the UV500 is quoted to deliver read and write speeds up to 520MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively. 

Kingston UV500 Specifications:

Form factor 2.5″/M.2 2280/mSATA
2.5″: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1920B
M.2 2280: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
mSATA: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Controller Marvell 88SS1074
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C
Sequential read/write
120GB — up to 520/320MB/s
240GB — up to 520/500MB/s
480GB — up to 520/500MB/s
960GB — up to 520/500MB/s
 Random 4K Read/Write
120GB — up to 79,000/18,000 IOPS
240GB — up to 79,000/25,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 79,000/35,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 79,000/45,000 IOPS
Total Bytes Written (TBW)
120GB — 60TB
240GB — 100TB
480GB — 200TB
960GB — 480TB
Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
Power consumption 0.195W Idle / 0.5W Avg / 1.17W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write
Warranty Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

This entry-level drive line supports TCG Opal 2.0 and is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB capacities. The UV500 is also backed by a limited five-year warranty and Kingston support. 

Kingston UV500 

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